Category: Tax Reform

Tax Reform

Tax Reform Spurs Immediate Need for Business Valuations by Daniel S. Hughes, CPA/CFF, CGMA, CVA


Posted on October 14, 2021 by Daniel Hughes

Business owners already struggling with the continued uncertainty surrounding the pandemic are also facing the prospect of higher taxes and a resulting negative impact on company cash flow, profitability and valuations. For some, this environment will accelerate business sales or mergers and require significant alterations to existing estate plans – all of which will require […]

Maximizing Donations to Foreign-Based Charities under Tax Reform UPDATED by Lewis Kevelson, CPA


Posted on October 08, 2019 by Lewis Kevelson

Donations that U.S. taxpayers make directly to foreign charities usually will not qualify for income tax deductions unless those charities are registered with the IRS as tax-exempt entities or there is relief available under a bilateral income tax treaty. In the rare instances when these conditions are met, the charitable deduction is available only to […]

IRS Raises HSA Contribution Limits in 2020 by Adam Cohen, CPA


Posted on July 26, 2019 by Adam Cohen

Taxpayers who participate in high-deductible health insurance plans will be able to save a little more in their Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) in 2020, when contribution limits will increase to $3,550 for individuals or $7,100 for family coverage, up from their 2019 limits of $3,500 and $7,000 respectively. This 1.4 percent increase represents significant benefits […]

New York Issues Guidance on State Sales Tax Nexus by Michael Hirsch, JD, LLM


Posted on January 28, 2019 by Michael Hirsch

On Jan. 15, 2019, the New York Department of Taxation and Finance finally issued its response to the Supreme Court’s June 2018 decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair, which expands states’ abilities to impose sale tax reporting and collection responsibilities on out-of-state vendors regardless of whether or not the sellers have a substantial physical presence […]

Washington Outlines Its Vision of Tax Reform by Edward N. Cooper, CPA


Posted on September 28, 2017 by Edward Cooper

On September 27, 2017, President Trump and top Republican leaders unveiled the latest round of updates to what they see as the future of the Tax Code. While it remains to be seen whether the tax reform package in its current state will become the law, it is important for taxpayers to understand what the […]